Support Group - Chronic Illness
What is a Support Group?
A support group, is a group of people who are led by a professional and come together with a goal of overcoming or coping with a shared problem. With the leadership of a trained professional, they share help, comfort, encouragement, advice, and guidance to face their challenges together.
What are examples of chronic illnesses
Chronic illnesses are ongoing medical/mental health conditions that do not necessarily get "better" with treatment and over time. Autoimmune conditions such as (lupus, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthiritis and colitis are all examples of chronic illnesses as well as lyme disease, cancer, diabetes and many others.
What are the 7 most common chronic disease?
According to the American Urgent Family Care Website, the following are the 7 most common chronic ilnessess: heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, stroke, alzheimer, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
Does chronic illness go away?
Chronic illness is oftentimes long term and although certain types can get better over time, or for periods of time, many people live with with these conditions for the duration of their lifetimes.